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Targeted Killings and Drones: A Global Battlefield

Chatham House, London

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Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights
Jeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent, The Nation; Author, Dirty Wars
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House


Jeremy Scahill will share his experiences and insights from investigating US covert counterterrorism operations for the documentary Dirty Wars in locations such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Ben Emmerson will discuss the UN inquiry into US drone strikes, and together they will examine the legality of America’s targeted killings policy and the global scope of the continuing 'war on terror'.

This discussion coincides with the UK release of Dirty Wars and will include clips from the film.

This event will be followed by a reception.

This event was live streamed.